“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
- The History Boys by Alan Bennett
I've put myself in the difficult position of competing with a British playwright, so whatever I write next will inevitably be a disappointment, but please bear with me.
Every night when I was a kid I fell asleep listening to stories on audio cassette tapes. They could range from literary classics to insect detective whodunits (yes). Whether revisiting a classic piece of theatre or developing a new one - I strive to enter storytelling with the open pleasure I had when I was a kid who had to reach out from my bed and turn over the tape to hear the ending. I bring integrity, humor and a generosity of spirit into the workroom and into the work.
Outside of theatre and music, I enjoy failing at comedy writing, learning about fairy tale origins, and smelling candles that I do not intend to buy. I was born in Texas, but raised in Maryland by two New Yorkers. You’ll have to tell me if it shows.